Peanut Butter Ice Cream with Reese’s Cups

Ice Cream time again. You know, since we got the ice cream maker, I haven’t once repeated a flavor. I make a different kind each time. I’m not sure at all what comes next, though I’ve stocked the eggs, milk, and cream I need to make another batch, and the ice cream freezer is currently resting in our freezer, ready to go. David’s asking for Spumoni; Leah’s asking for Pistachio…we’ll see what comes next.

My most recent batch (which is long gone, yum!) was a peanut butter ice cream base with chunks of Reese’s Cups. As it should be, the ice cream was rich and creamy. The peanut butter added an extra richness to the normal sweet cream base that I use.

Peanut Butter Ice Cream with Reese’s Cups
Adapted from Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book

  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups heavy or whipping cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 smooth peanut butter

1. Prepare the sweet cream base by whisking the eggs in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy (about 1-2 minutes). Whisk in the sugar a little at a time, then continue whisking until completely blended, about 1 minute more. Pour in the cream and milk and whisk to blend.

2. Pour about a cup of the cream base into a separate bowl,a nd whisk in the peanut butter, a little at a time. It sounds a little strange, but it comes together fairly easily. Return the peanut butte rmixture to the remaining cream base and stir until well blended.

3. Transfer the mixture to an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

4. When the ice cream begins to stiffen (about 2-3 minutes before it is done), add chopped candy pieces. Continue freezing until the ice cream is ready. When finished, the ice cream will be the consistency of soft-serve. For a hard, scoopable ice cream, freeze in a covered bowl for 2-3 hours or until firm.

4 Responses to “Peanut Butter Ice Cream with Reese’s Cups”

  1. Jeff

    One of these days I’m finally going to get to try one of your ice creams. I can’t wait for that day. 🙂

    (The reCaptcha for me posting this was ‘dollars required’…but I want FREE ice cream!)

  2. Teri


    Nice, on the reCaptcha. Don’t worry, the ice cream is free. 🙂

    The ice cream is easy to make, I just need advance warning, as the freezer part has to chill for at least 24 hours, and then we don’t usually eat the ice cream until the next day anyway.

  3. Mom

    This was excellent for breakfast, yum, yum

  4. Ysobel

    You forgot to say who you made this for: ME! Well, and Liz and your mom, too. 😀

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